I know I promised some posts last week but I needed to recoup after a long week. But I am back in full swing. On February 26th Makenzie turned a year old. I am still in a reflective mood. Remembering all the little details of this time last year.
This sweet baby girl has completely changed my world. I'm not just talking about the lack of sleep, the constant mess in my house or the busyness that it all entails. I have become a different person. I'm sure that having a boy would change me as well but having a girl has led me to constant introspection. I see my shortcomings so much more vividly and try to figure out how to overcome them for Makenzie's sake. As I have mentioned so many times on here, I want her to grow up in the ways of the Lord, finding her confidence in Him. I don't want her to be affected by our self-seeking culture. I have read both Christian and secular books regarding the subject. I have prayed and spent hours thinking of how to raise this sweet girl so that she will have confidence in the Lord. I know that when it all comes down to it, it's all the Lords hands and as long as Dirk and I are seeking the Lord and asking Him to guide our ways, we will raise her to be the woman that God wants her to be.
This past year has had some very difficult, very emotional times but it has been such a great year. Dirk and I have become closer and have reaffirmed that we can get through all sorts of trials. Makenzie has completely brightened up our world and continues to bring us SO much joy. She is so much fun!
Here's a photo/video montage that I made of her first year, it's a little long (6 1/2 minutes) but I just couldn't cut it down. Hope you enjoy!
Kenzie's First Year-1 from The Dallas' on Vimeo.